To love or not to love, that is the question?

Posted: 21st January 2019

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By: Suzanne Welland

I love my business. Well, usually I do. I find it is the same as being in a relationship. Sometimes it is great, and sometimes it could be better. Take January. Whatever I try and do, this month is always quiet. People are trying to cut down on everything, and also adopting usually unsustainable exercise regimes. Come February however, people are starting to think of indulging a bit more again, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a treat. So sometimes a Valentine pudding goes down really well. Mother’s Day in March is also a good marketing opportunity, but Easter is the time when people really get going with the full gamut of chocolate, and throwing caution to the wind, and the full on feasting after lent. This is the time when puddings can really come to the fore without guilt. Of course, when you are a solopreneur, it is not just the making and marketing that takes time, but all the other aspects of running a business. These are the bits that I really don’t love as much. Figures have never been a strong point of mine, but luckily I have a very supportive husband who can help with this. Come the Summer, it is all about attending Fairs, and trying to decide which events will work for you. When September comes, and we move into Autumn, I then start making my Christmas puddings! Shock, horror you think, far too early. But it pays to be organised, and a really good pudding needs time to mature. So, yes, I do love my business. I love creating delicious puddings for others to enjoy. I love the comments when people tell me how delicious they are. I love the creativity of making something unique, and I love the fact that I have never had anybody taste my puddings and not enjoy them. So if anybody would like a pudding for a special occasion, or if you are a farm shop who would like to stock  my range, or a pub who would be interested to put my puddings on your menu, then please e-mail me and let me know. So we can all share the’pudding love’ together.